Motorola DROID vs. BlackBerry Storm2 in Verizon Video showdown

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Motorola DROID vs. BlackBerry Storm2 in Verizon Video showdown
About a week ago, the Motorola DROID took on the BlackBerry Storm2 in a battle of top Verizon smartphones. Even though the video is a week old, we thought that those of you trying to decide which phone to buy might appreciate seeing this smackdown in action. And while we don't want to give anything away, check out the speed of the browser on the device that won the browser speed test. This alone might help you come to a decision. Anyway, in this corner we have the Storm2 9550 and in the other corner, it is the Motorola DROID. Let's get ready to Rummmmmmmmmble.


Motorola DROID Specifications | Review
RIM BlackBerry Storm2 Specifications | Review

source: BerryReporter

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18 Comments

1. vzwtech86

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 31, 2009

heh when he did the type test on storm 2 in suretype he clearly mistyped the word test... not a s/w error but user error hahaha. DROID FTW!!!

2. yaz19

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

Good review....was able to see the phones in action and the Driod sure looks like a winner for now and the next 6 months.

3. Onomatopoeia

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

Passion/Predator...???

4. locoboy808

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

that phone and the iphone is cool but with out the apps it sucks i mean you can hack it but you can get windows mobile on it i say the omnia 2 beats them hands down and if you like to know why read the info on them and with the new omnia 2 thats the i920 you can turn it in to anything you like windows xp and more the Motorola DROID can be hacked but it cant do what windows can on my omnia i910 i can play psp games on it and do so much with out paying for sissy apps just to make your phone look good lol i say think and look before you buy i dont need a iphone thats only cools with the apps or the Motorola DROID that only cool with the apps if you love your home computer and thats what you like to do with your phone get a windows mobile phone and on the Motorola DROIDs internet it sucks look at skyfie that the same thing with that omnia or omnia 2 i can do almost everthing my PDA and its all for free no apps to buy just good clean hacking so read before you buy what your phone can do for you and what you need i like my cell to do everything like my pc lol anyways thats my 2cents and dont get mad sorry to everyone if you got mad but its realy what you like to have lo

5. locoboy808

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

its cools

6. stynkfysh

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 05, 2009

The on-screen keyboard comparison wasn't a fair comparison. You didn't compare the portrait QUERTY with the portrait QUERTY or the on-screen landscape QUERTY with the on-screen landscape QUERTY. Your misspelling on the Blackberry also shouldn't count against it.

18. Duh unregistered

it's qWerty idiot

7. conman20

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's also clear he isn't very familiar with the Storm. He said you could only have 8 buttons on the home screen. However Storm owners know that in the options you can select between 1 row (4 buttons) and 3 rows (12 buttons), or a home screen with no buttons, but direct links to phone, email, and calendar. While I agree the browser on the Storm sucks, RIM has made clear that it's going to work on improving that. I just hope they don't wait as long to fix the browser as they did to fix the phone itself and it's operating system.

16. mlavalls2

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 23, 2009

Believe it or not, RIM will become the next "Palm" living in the past with their steller "E-Mail system". I ahve a Storm with the very latest software and its browser is pitiful. My Razr has a faster browser then the Storm. What does RIM have to stand up against the Droid or the Omnia 2?? I had read tha Rim bought a Browser company?? But it will probably take 6 years before they understand browsers. The Snapdragon processer is already out and I dont see rim doing anything at all. How exciting that Verizon came out with the "BRAND NEW BB Curve 2 8530" Wow what an amazing Phone Imagine that it even has Wi-Fi WOW. Come on Rim what is wrong with you....??? Is this the best you have to offer??? You are resting on your laurels and down you go. You cant sell Curves forever(no one buys razrs any more)...

8. whitman5115

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

In my opinion, this guy is pretty horrible with his typing period. He obviously doesn't send text messages often. Why is he punching the keys on the storm2 and the landscape of the droid? Horrible examples.

9. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

I played with a droid yesterday. . .I like the phone. The keyboard isnt as bad as I thought it would be. I wish it offered an onscreen keyboard option. I am in the market for a new phone and i dont think I'd be satisfied by a blackberry, iphone, android, and certainly not a palm pre-cum. The only phones offering full multi-media and plug-in PC like browsing are Windows Phones with the download of the Skyfire Browser. Put those capabilities on an Android, Blackberry and the iPhone ASAP!

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

haha what a a palm pre cum?

12. jtz87

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 05, 2009

The Droid by Motorola does in fact have an on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboard..

11. kvenderley

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

Blackberry = OWNED!!!!! BB's offically suck....go Omnia 2, HTC Leo/HD2 and Android Phones!!!!

13. jtz87

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 05, 2009

This isn't true.. it just depends on what type of user you are as to which type of OS is best for you. I'm sure there are a lot of loyal BB customers who agree with me.

14. jtz87

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 05, 2009

I also got to use the Droid by Motorola yesterday for about an hour.. and let me tell you, this phone is going to be HUGE. The version that we used was a beta software version, and we were told that the latest Android (2.0 and exclusive to VZW) would be on the finished product. The web browser on the Droid is AMAZING! Lightning fast speeds, amazing screen size and resolution.. I was amazed. The only flaw I noticed was that the 5.0 Auto-Focus camera seemed to lag while taking photos. We are advised that this was something to be corrected on the finished OS. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to have full control of their device and freedom to customize whatever they want.. unlimited options!

15. downbeat3

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 05, 2009

Storm and Storm2 browser is a joke when loading "text rich" websites (Crackberry...Phone Arena...Techno Buffalo..etc.) That being said, Opera Mini4 on my Storm loaded Techno Buffalo faster than the Droid....while in my basement! I do not trust slider phones and hate to sell them. I'd be surprised if I jump ship and get into the Droid, but I'm excited to find out.

17. kris31519

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

where did you get a opera mini browser for the storm 2? I have both the droid and Blackberry storm but if i cant get the browser to speed up then Imma take this phone bk I like it cause of some things it has vs the droid like BBmessenger and mobile banking..if I could get a faster browser it would be worth the while.

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